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Author Chrastka, John, author.

Title Before the ballot : building political support for library funding / John Chrastka, Patrick "PC" Sweeney.

Publication Info. Chicago : ALA, Neal-Schuman, 2019.
©2019

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations.
Summary ""On the Path to the Ballot" will focus on Informational Communications Campaigns (commonly referred to as info-only campaigns) for library staff and administrators. The book will discuss the library's role in the years leading up to a campaign and the library's role during ballot measure campaigns. Our companion title "How to Win Elections ..." focused on building and running ballot measure committees and vote Yes campaigns during an election cycle. The material is referential but does not overlap in significant ways. The readership may overlap, but because the legal structure of libraries and the legal structure of ballot committees do not allow for the same type of campaign work, the strategies, and tactics are unique and distinct to these audiences"-- Provided by publisher.
Local tax revenue is the single largest source of funding for public libraries in every state. Since 2008, there has been a significant decline in funding support from state and federal agencies. Focusing on Informational Communications Campaigns (commonly referred to as info-only campaigns) for library staff and administrators, Chrastka and Sweeney discuss the library's role in the years leading up to a campaign and the library's role during ballot measure campaigns. -- adapted from introduction and publisher info
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Surfacing the library -- Insights into voter attitudes about libraries -- Radicalizing Americans about libraries -- Librarian as candidate -- Library as cause -- Creating the fundable plan -- Building partnerships and joining coalitions -- Relationship building with people who (should) care -- Defining audiences of potential supporters -- Messaging for funding support -- Understanding engagement with supporters and activists -- Transitioning into the informational communication campaign -- Where problems come from -- Why libraries lose -- Steps in the informational communications campaign -- Ideal 36 month campaign from "before the ballot" to election day -- Conclusion: everyday campaigning.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Library fund raising -- Political aspects -- United States.
Library finance -- Political aspects -- United States.
Libraries and community -- Political aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Sweeney, Patrick "PC", author.
Other Form: Print version: Chrastka, John. Before the ballot. Chicago : ALA, Neal-Schuman, 2019 9780838917794 (DLC) 2018041315 (OCoLC)1061866360
ISBN 9780838918081 (electronic bk.)
0838918085 (electronic bk.)
9780838917794
0838917798